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Walker Model MB?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by heebo, May 7, 2005.

  1. heebo

    heebo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    I posted on the Homeowners forum and got no response. Thought I'd try here.

    I am close to buying this mower with both the 42" mulching deck for my yard at home - 1/2 acre with lots of tight spaces and overhangs - and the 56" side discharge for a clean 5 acre lot. I would appreciate opinions of the overall durability of the mower and experiences using the 56" deck. I am especially interested in the features which are different from their other models ie. Briggs Vanguard, Electric vs. Manual clutch, and also the hydraulic drive units. Thanks for your input.
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,465

    I don't think you can go wrong on a Walker. But, I just bought a used unit with 1000hrs on it and it has a bad hydro(Cost $800 installed). It is a MC unit that had 16HP in it and that blew before I got it. I don't want to think about the downstread drive train replacement but they look beefy! Bottom line is parts cost a lot because you can't get most of them through JD Thomas etc.

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